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Re: Desktop use of favicons for URI holders

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 11:56:07 -0500
Cc: TAG List <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <BFDE4B55-1070-4CA4-8C8A-530E46CE0BF8@w3.org>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On 2011-12 -01, at 11:39, Julian Reschke wrote:

> On 2011-12-01 17:26, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
>> 
>> So why, when I drag a URI from the browser bar onto the 'Desktop', doesn't the
>> desktop as icon use the favicon, or the favicon in a frame of some sort to warn that
>> it is a URI not a file for security?)   Maybe it does with some desktop software.
>> 
>> Should we have a way of making a favicon for an individual web page with a typed link?
>> 
>> Same of course for phones.
>> 
>> Just a thought
>> 
>> Tim
> 
> That's the "icon" link relation, isn't it? <http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/links.html#rel-icon>

Of course. Which, like favicon, works in the URL bar in a browser but not when the URI is dragged to
the desktop. Yes, I know it means the Desktop has to keep a hidden cache of these things somewhere
but they aren't very big.

Tim
Received on Thursday, 1 December 2011 16:56:14 GMT

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